12 months + Falafel

Sweet Potato Baby Falafel for Toddlers

Prep: 10-30 mins
Cooks in: 30-60 mins
Serves: 20

Contains:

  • Sesame

Suitable for:

  • Vegan

    Vegan

  • Vegetarian

    Vegetarian

  • Gluten free

    Gluten free

  • No dairy

    No dairy

Ingredients

2 medium / 3 small sweet potatoes (approx. 500g)
A little olive oil for the sweet potatoes and to grease the baking tray
2 cloves of garlic
1½ teaspoons ground cumin
1½ teaspoons ground coriander
2 big handfuls of fresh coriander, chopped
Juice of half a lemon
2 tbsp tahini (optional)
A 400g tin of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
A sprinkling of sesame seeds to coat (optional)

 

Orange tahini dressing:

Juice and zest of half an orange
2 tbsp tahini (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Contains:

  • Sesame

Method

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 200°C / 180°C fan / Gas Mark. Rub the sweet potatoes in a little olive oil and bake for approx. 30-40 minutes until soft in the centre, then chill in the fridge. This can be done the day before.

This is going to quickly become your favourite baby falafel recipe for toddlers, kids and babies over 12 months old!

We have included tahini in our sweet potato falafel recipe, which is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. There are a few varieties available on the market, including organic and 100% sesame with nothing added. If sesame seeds are a problem in falafel for kids, the tahini paste can simply be omitted from both the falafels and the dressing to create more of a sweet vinaigrette. The sesame seed coating finished the baby falafel recipe perfectly with a great texture, but is not essential. You can alternatively use breadcrumbs or any finely chopped nuts or seeds if you prefer.

If you want to make the falafels ahead of time, they can be frozen for up to 1 month. The dressing can't be frozen, so that will need to be made separately each time.

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Method

Step 2

Crush the garlic and chop the coriander, then place into a food processor along with all the other ingredients, except the potatoes. Cut the chilled potatoes open and scoop out the soft flesh. Add the flesh to the food processor and pulse to bring together into a soft dough.

This is going to quickly become your favourite baby falafel recipe for toddlers, kids and babies over 12 months old!

We have included tahini in our sweet potato falafel recipe, which is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. There are a few varieties available on the market, including organic and 100% sesame with nothing added. If sesame seeds are a problem in falafel for kids, the tahini paste can simply be omitted from both the falafels and the dressing to create more of a sweet vinaigrette. The sesame seed coating finished the baby falafel recipe perfectly with a great texture, but is not essential. You can alternatively use breadcrumbs or any finely chopped nuts or seeds if you prefer.

If you want to make the falafels ahead of time, they can be frozen for up to 1 month. The dressing can't be frozen, so that will need to be made separately each time.

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Method

Step 3

Take large heaped teaspoon of the mixture and form into small falafel balls with your hands. Press the top and bottom of each ball in sesame seeds (if using), then place onto a greased baking tray and bake for approx. 20 minutes at 200°C / 180°C fan / Gas Mark 6, turning over halfway through.

This is going to quickly become your favourite baby falafel recipe for toddlers, kids and babies over 12 months old!

We have included tahini in our sweet potato falafel recipe, which is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. There are a few varieties available on the market, including organic and 100% sesame with nothing added. If sesame seeds are a problem in falafel for kids, the tahini paste can simply be omitted from both the falafels and the dressing to create more of a sweet vinaigrette. The sesame seed coating finished the baby falafel recipe perfectly with a great texture, but is not essential. You can alternatively use breadcrumbs or any finely chopped nuts or seeds if you prefer.

If you want to make the falafels ahead of time, they can be frozen for up to 1 month. The dressing can't be frozen, so that will need to be made separately each time.

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Method

Step 4

For orange tahini dressing, simply whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl with a fork or whisk. Serve falafel on an iceberg lettuce leaf 'boat' with a drizzle of orange tahini 'river' dressing and some grated carrot.

This is going to quickly become your favourite baby falafel recipe for toddlers, kids and babies over 12 months old!

We have included tahini in our sweet potato falafel recipe, which is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. There are a few varieties available on the market, including organic and 100% sesame with nothing added. If sesame seeds are a problem in falafel for kids, the tahini paste can simply be omitted from both the falafels and the dressing to create more of a sweet vinaigrette. The sesame seed coating finished the baby falafel recipe perfectly with a great texture, but is not essential. You can alternatively use breadcrumbs or any finely chopped nuts or seeds if you prefer.

If you want to make the falafels ahead of time, they can be frozen for up to 1 month. The dressing can't be frozen, so that will need to be made separately each time.

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